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BBC TV News most trusted news source among Prospect and Bectu members

A new poll on behalf of the trade union Prospect, and its Bectu sector, asked members where they mostly get their political news from and which sources they most trust. 


Three quarters of members (67%) said that they mainly get their political news from BBC TV news, with news websites being the second most popular source (66% selected this option). BBC radio was selected by 45% and other TV news by 36%.



When asked which source they trusted the most, 43% said BBC TV news and 31% said news websites. BBC radio and other TV news were the next most trusted (27% and 18% respectively). Respondents were only shown the option if they had previously said they got their news from that source. 



Survation conducted an online poll of 7717 Prospect and Bectu members. Fieldwork was between 15th-24th January 2020. Data tables can be found here


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